Record audio in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iOS

Record audio directly to your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote document on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 

You can record audio in a Pages, Numbers, or Keynote document, then play the recording back. You can always edit the recording, or replace some or all of it with a new recording.

Record Audio

You can record audio with the built-in microphone on your iOS device, a wired or Bluetooth headset, or a compatible microphone. While you record, you can scroll, zoom, and view different pages, slides, or sheets. 

  1. With a document open, tap  Insert button , tap Media button, then tap Record Audio.
  2. To begin recording, tap Record button.
  3. To stop recording, tap Stop recording button. The new recording appears in the audio editor at the bottom of the screen.

Preview a recording

To preview your recording, tap Preview button.

To play from a specific point, swipe left or right on the recording to position the line, then tap Preview button.

Edit and replace a recording

After you record, you can replace all or part of the recording, trim parts of the recording, or delete all or part of the recording.

To re-record from a specific point, swipe left or right on the recording to position the line, then tap Record button.

To re-record a section, tap Edit button, drag the handles on the recording to select the section, then tap Record button to record over that section.

To trim your recording so only the part you want plays back:

  1. Drag the handles on the recording to select the section you want to keep.
  2. Tap  Trim button to remove everything outside of the handles.

To delete all or part of the recording, drag the handles to select the section you want to delete, then tap Trash button.

Add the recording to your document and play it back

When you’re done recording, tap Insert in the top-right corner. This icon Record icon, which represents the recording, appears on the page.

To play your recording, tap Record icon to select the recording, then tap Record icon again.

To edit or delete the recording after you add it to a page, tap Record icon to select the recording, then tap Edit or Delete. To move the recording,  tap Record icon to select the recording, then drag it on the page.

You can also share your recording as an audio file. Tap Record icon to select the recording, then tap Share.

iPad showing audio file icon in a Pages document

Published Date: Thu Jun 14 17:39:00 GMT 2018